|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Regulatory Instruments, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Policy Support, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements|
|Policy Target:||Multiple RE Sources>Power|
|Size of Plant Targeted:||Small and Large|
|Agency:||Ministry of Energy|
On 8 January 2009 the Russian government approved State Policy Guidelines for Improving the Energy Efficiency of the Power Industry Through the use of Renewable Energy for the Period up to 2020.
This document underlines the lack of renewable energy development in Russia, and identifies the barriers to be overcome. These include market and institutional barriers, lack of infrastructure, data, and information on potentials, absence of a regulatory framework and technical guidance, and resourcing issues.
The guidelines establish targets for the share of electricity generation from renewable energy sources up to 2020, excluding large hydro (over 25 MW). The target is 1.5% in 2010, 2.5% in 2015 and 4.5% in 2020. At the time the policy passed, less than 1% of total electricity generation came from renewable energy sources, excluding large hydro. The targets will be differentiated by energy source, and eventually introduce additional target parameters such as installed capacity or electricity generated.
The guidelines outline measures to be taken in three broad areas:
To strengthen and improve state oversight for renewable energy the measures undertaken are to:
In order to level the playing field and allow renewable energy to compete with fossil-fuel electricity generation, the Ministry of Energy will:
To improve the infrastructure for renewable energy generation, the guidelines envisage:
The guidelines mandate the Ministry of Energy to coordinate implementation and monitoring of the measures, and to monitor progress against the targets.
Last modified: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:19:02 CEST